The Sanctuary Trust comes out in force for the annual Rough sleeper count across Rochdale and Oldham

Rough Sleeper Count

The Sanctuary trust plays a key role in Oldham and Rochdale's Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) - a central government programme aimed at helping people off the streets.

As well as receiving funds to employ 2 x full time Outreach workers that work across both Oldham and Rochdale, the Sanctuary trust were able to mobilise 13 members of staff to take part in the annual rough sleeper count.

This picture was taken outside of MacDonald's in Oldham at 5am in the morning! Well, considering these guys volunteered their time the least we could do is buy them a MacDonald's breakfast!

 On behalf of the Sanctuary trust, thank you for all 13 staff that volunteered their time to take part in the Count.

If you would like to get involved in the rough sleeper count please get in touch!

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Verse of the Day

Sanctuary Trust works with homelessness and homeless related poverty and emergency homeless issues. God's Sanctuary was the vision of Sheila Halsall after seeing the level of homelessness Rochdale and later the homelessness Conwy and the substance misuse such as Drugs and Alcohol. By Providing emergency shelter for the homeless in supported housing services funded mainly through Supporting People we assist other providers such as Shelter homelessness, Petrus and Stepping Stones who are also supporting people through women's and men's hostels and floating support. We also have STEP Emergency overnight provision. With our work in Wales we partner with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) as they provide financial help for homeless through emergency shelter and their Supporting People funds. There are different kinds of accommodation available but what is needed is good quality supported accommodation with a strong business and development plan. We have also provided consultancy service to help others move closer to an answer to homelessness. Our social enterprise company, Sanctuary Trust Enterprises runs Noah's Ark Play Centre, The Storehouse Charity Shop.